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Arizona Federal Land Grab Fails at the Polls

Proposition 120, a ballot initiative in Arizona aimed at claiming state control of federally managed public lands in the state criticized by most as a massively expensive land grab, failed at the polls this week, as voters rejected the amendment to the Arizona...

Camping World Donates Toward Sandy Relief

Mega-dealer Camping World Inc. and affiliate Good Sam Enterprises LLC  announced on Wednesday (Nov. 7) their donation of $75,000 in sleeping bags, blankets, air mattresses, lanterns and 2,000 gallons of water to the relief efforts in the New Jersey communities...

N.Y. Couple Wins Keystone RV in KOA Giveaway

Marcia Maslyn didn’t think she had a chance of winning a brand new, $40,000 Keystone RV in Kampgrounds of America’s 50th Anniversary Giveaway. But she did everything she could to increase her chances. “I entered the contest every week online, like it said I could,”...

Southeast Publications Holds 23rd Fall Meeting

Southeast Publications held its 23rd Annual Fall Meeting in Pembroke Pines, Fla., at C.B. Smith Park last week. Sales associates from all of the U.S. and Canada came together for a week long training and awards conference to keep up to date with company information,...

Marauding Bear Put Down at Arizona RV Park

A wildlife manager in Arizona euthanized another bear on Nov. 1. The young male black bear was wandering around Quail Ridge RV Resort near Huachuca City when somebody called 911, KVOA-TV, Tucson, reported. The Arizona Game and Fish Department has received about 100...

Six People Oppose Auburn, Calif., RV Park Plan

Residents have appealed to the Placer County Board of Supervisors to stop the installation of a 51-site recreational vehicle park in Auburn, Calif. Mike Reece, president of Old Woodside Construction & Development, wants to place the Headquarter RV Park next to...

Eleven Maryland State Parks Remain Closed

The Maryland Park Service (MPS) has reopened all but 11 of Maryland’s 66 state parks after extensive cleanup and repairs in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Seven of the reopened parks are open with limited services, some without electric power, while the remaining parks...

Sun Communities to Sell 3 Million Shares

Sun Communities Inc., a leading owner of RV parks and manufactured housing communities, announced Tuesday (Nov. 6) that it has priced an underwritten registered public offering of 3 million shares of its 7.125% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock  at $25...

Thor Industries Inc. Reports Record Q1 Sales

Thor Industries Inc. reported record sales of $876.8 million during its fiscal 2013 first quarter, ended Oct. 31, representing a 30% increase from $673 million the previous year. RV sales were $763 million, up 36% from $561.7 million in last year’s first quarter....

N.J. Campgrounds Open for Sandy Workers

Campgrounds throughout New Jersey are providing accommodations for workers from across the country who have come to New Jersey to assist with cleanup efforts. There are about 35 campgrounds from Sussex to Cape May County who are hosting workers from 14 different...

RVers Plan More Travel This Fall and Winter

According to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA’s) biannual Campfire Canvass, 36% of RV owners plan to travel more this fall and winter than last year, 38% plan to travel the same amount and just 9% plan to travel less often, according to a news...

Pomona Shows Sees Good Traffic, More Sales

Increased attendance and encouraging sales reports marked the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) 60th California RV Show, held Oct. 12–21 at the Fairplex in Pomona. Total attendance for the 10-day event was 20,756, a rise of better than 6% over...